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Justin Morneau | Designated Hitter | #44

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/15/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 3 (0) / MIN
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Justin Morneau went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI against the Rays on Monday.
Morneau came back pretty strong in his return from elbow surgery, but he entered tonight hitting just .215/.255/.333 with eight RBI in his previous 27 games, leaving him with a .709 OPS overall. The White Sox have nothing to play for right now, but Morneau could use a big final week to entice a team to give him a DH job next year. Sep 26 - 11:57 PM

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Justin Morneau (neck) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in his return to the starting lineup Monday against the Royals.

Morneau had been held out of game action since September 12 due to a neck issue. The 35-year-old has batted .261/.299/.438 over 49 games this season and is reportedly leaning toward playing another season.
Sep 20 - 8:37 AM

Justin Morneau (neck) is hoping to return by the end of the team's current nine-game road trip.

The road trip ends a week from Sunday. Morneau has missed the last five games with a self-described "old man neck." Despite battling injuries all season, the 35-year-old said he's "leaning" toward playing another year. Morneau's contract is up at the end of 2016.
Source: whitesox.com
Sep 17 - 8:51 PM

Justin Morneau is out of the White Sox starting lineup on Tuesday because of a sore neck.

Morneau made an early exit from Monday's game because of the minor neck issue. White Sox manager Robin Ventura said the veteran could return to action on Wednesday.
Sep 13 - 5:51 PM

Justin Morneau hit his fifth home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

Morneau finished 1-for-4 in the contest. In 31 games with the Sox, the designated hitter has 16 RBI and nine runs scored to go with his five homers. Morneau is batting .274/.310/.500 in what is proving to be a successful comeback for the 35-year-old.
Aug 23 - 11:12 PM

Justin Morneau hit a three-run double in Thursday's loss to the Indians.

Morneau delivered the big blow in the White Sox' three-run first inning against All-Star Danny Salazar, hitting a slicing line drive down the left field line that bounced off the wall and allowed all three ducks on the pond to score. The runs batted in gave Morneau 14 RBI in 27 games this year. It's great to see the 35-year-old finding success again at the big league level, even if it's for a White Sox team that's going nowhere in 2016. Through Thursday's game, Morneau is batting .297/.337/.516 with four homers and seven runs scored overall.
Aug 19 - 12:21 AM

Justin Morneau singled and ripped a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Morneau's tater in the sixth inning was all the White Sox could put together against Corey Kluber and the Indians' bullpen. The 35-year-old has been a quality pick-up for the White Sox to this point, sporting a .301/.344/.518 batting line with four homers and 11 RBI over 25 games.
Aug 16 - 10:36 PM

Justin Morneau went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Morneau had three singles to go along with the double, including an RBI single in the fifth inning. After starting his White Sox career 7-for-30, Morneau has hits in nine of his last 10 games to raise his line to .300/.351/.500. He's also got three homers and nine RBI in 20 games overall.
Aug 10 - 1:17 AM

Justin Morneau hit a solo home run to provide the only scoring the White Sox could muster on Wednesday.

He finished 1-for-4 on the night. The longball was his third of the season in 50 at-bats since coming off the disabled list a couple weeks ago.
Aug 3 - 10:00 PM

Justin Morneau went 2-for-5 and hit a solo home run in a win over the Twins on Saturday.

He also doubled in a run in the fourth inning. After missing the entire first half of the season, Morneau is batting .263/.333/.474 with two home runs in 12 games.
Jul 30 - 11:00 PM

Justin Morneau clubbed a three-run homer as the White Sox fell to the Tigers on Friday night in Chicago.

It came at a very critical juncture as well, as his two-out, three-run blast off Michael Fulmer gave the White Sox a 5-4 lead in the fifth inning. Unfortunately for the White Sox, that wound up being the extent of their club's offense. Morneau finished the night 1-for-3 and is hitting .278/.409/.500 since he joined the White Sox on July 15.
Jul 23 - 12:22 AM

Justin Morneau is not in Friday's lineup against the Angels.

Morneau joined the White Sox on Friday after batting .174/.321/.261 over 28 plate appearances during his minor league rehab assignment. He should see plenty of at-bats out of the DH spot during the second half, but Avisail Garcia is starting against the southpaw Hector Santiago on Friday.
Jul 15 - 7:14 PM

White Sox activated 1B/DH Justin Morneau from the 15-day disabled list.

Morneau batted just .174/.321/.261 over 28 plate appearances on his eight-game minor league rehab assignment, but he is recovered from offseason elbow surgery and the White Sox believe he can be of immediate help coming out of the All-Star break. Morneau should see semi-regular action between DH and first base. We wouldn't expect much, though, in terms of fantasy production.
Jul 15 - 1:09 PM

Justin Morneau (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Morneau signed a one-year, $1 million major league contract with the White Sox back in early June and is finally ready to join the team after completing his rehabilitation from flexor tendon surgery. The veteran first baseman was batting just .174/.321/.261 on his eight-game minor league rehab assignment and can go on being ignored in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 15 - 1:00 PM

Justin Morneau said that the surgically-repaired flexor tendon in his left elbow is feeling great.

Morneau is currently out on a rehab assignment and while he has yet to find his stroke, his health is coming along well enough. The White Sox signed him to a one-year contract at the beginning of June after he was cut adrift by the Rockies in October. He has been on rehab assignment for eight games, now, but should be able to provide the Sox a bench option sooner rather than later. Morneau, 35, hit .310/.363/.458 with three homers and 15 RBI in 49 games last season. There isn't much fantasy intrigue here, though he did pop 17 homers in 2014.
Jul 13 - 10:13 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Carlos Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
2Jason Coats
CF1Austin Jackson
2J.B. Shuck
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Adam Eaton
DH1Justin Morneau
2Avisail Garcia
3Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3James Shields
4Carlos Rodon
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Jacob Turner
7Anthony Ranaudo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Matt Albers
4Zach Putnam
5Michael Ynoa
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Chris Beck
10Tommy Kahnle
11Juan Minaya
12Blake Smith